Bisesero genocide memorial center-The Rwandan genocide began in April 1994. 40,000 people died in the area around Bisesero. Unusually these people offered some defense and they appealed to French peace keeping troops for assistance. The troops had no mandate to intervene and they withdrew from the carnage. 40,000 Rwandans died around Bisesero.
This memorial center is one of six major centers in Rwanda that commemorate the Rwandan genocide. The others are the Kigali memorial center, Murambi memorial center and Ntarama genocide memorial center and others at Nyamata and Nyarubuye.Read more about Museums in Rwanda
Bisesero genocide memorial center is located on top of Bisesero hill overlooking Lake Kivu and many other hills. Great Adventure Safaris guides are well conversant with this area and the highway ride is mainly smooth with small part of it rough as you get to the center. Share the memories of the genocide and learn about the resistance hill as you see the remains of the dead.
Driving through the small villages with the smiling faces of the locals waving something un predictable that they would live on a set of hills holding such a shocking past. The museum itself is hardly a museum and its three separate buildings filled with fractured skulls and bones from the genocide victims found littered throughout the area.
A top of the hill is a memorial and four grave sites in honor to those who fell in their last stance against Hutu militia intent on exterminating them from existence. With Great Adventure Safaris we make you a trip to this simple but deeply significant landmark to signify our humanity and to recognize our own ability to destroy only ourselves, but all that we rely on.
This genocide memorial site drive is to access it, with an estimated 40,000 people believed to have been murdered at this place. It is well known because the Tutsis tried to resist their invaders in the hills of Bisesero and used primitive weapons such as stones and sticks to defend off their Hutu foes but these did not help much in providing protection to themselves when finally, they failed, they were butchered to death.